Bahucharaji Temple | Timings, History & Architecture

Bahucharaji Temple, or Becharaji, is a temple town and the taluk capital of Mehsana district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The town is associated with the Hindu goddess Bahuchara Mata, who was worshipped as Bala. The Bahucharaji Temple timings are from 5.30 AM to 10 PM.

Bahucharaji Temple

Sri Bahuchara Mata Temple in Becharaji is a destination for millions of devotees. It is the Shakti Peetha Mandir. Women who seek peace and prosperity at home highly regard the word of gift.

Bahuchara Mata is also the patron saint of the transvestite and eunuch society. The Temple is an ancient pilgrimage associated with many stories. Manaji Gaikwad of Baroda built the present-day Temple in 1783 after recovering from an illness.

Becharaji temple timings

The Temple was housed in a courtyard protected by four gates. In addition to the major Temple, two other temples were dedicated to the Goddess Bahuchara.

The first is Adhyasthan (original), near the Varakhadi tree where Mataji first appeared. The second is Madhyasthan (middle). Inside the complex are small temples dedicated to Nilakantha Mahadev, Sri Ganesh, Sri Hanuman and many more.

The main attractions are the Varakhadi tree, where Mataji first appeared, and the aurora-style gates. The major festivals celebrated here are Purnima (full moon day), Chaitra and Ashwin Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali.


According to the mythology, the monster Dandasura surrounded this polygamist and conquered the three worlds of Death, Song and Devalokam.

Then, all the gods went to Paramba Devi to save them from a demon named Dandasur. Thus, the goddess was incarnated as a little girl because the demon received a boon from Shiva, and the goddess appeared as a little girl against him.

At the Varakhadi tree, it is believed that the goddess first appeared as a little girl, hence Mani Bala Bahuchara. He killed the demon king Dandasura with a multi-skinned trident and brought peace to the gods and people of the world.

It is also believed that the hand of Bahu – Maa Devi Sati fell here in the Bahucharaji Temple, so it is also a famous Shakti Peetha. The main vehicle of the Goddess of Gifts is self-confidence.

A child machine made of crystal and encrusted with gold is worshipped here in the Temple. Bahuchara Mata has a sword in her upper right hand, a text of scriptures in the upper left, an Abhaya handprint in the lower right and a trident in her lower left.

Polygamous as the goddess of fertility, pilgrims had taken to this place to fulfil vows and grant blessings. We also believed that if any new child who does not speak eloquently is brought here and donates a chick to the mother (goddess) on his behalf, he will begin to speak eloquently in a few days.


The temple complex was divided into three parts;

  • The original shrine was a small-leaved Varakhadi tree, where the Bahuchara Mata first appeared.
  • The second is a small one adjoining the Varakhadi tree, on which a carved plaque represents the deity.
  • The third structure is close to the original shrine, and today, the main Temple was built in 1783 by the Gaikwad ruler. Saint Kapildev and Kalari King Tejpal also assisted in constructing and reconstructing the Temple.

The Temple Complex was beautifully decorated with stone sculptures and wall paintings. The south gate of the Temple is the reservoir, where the miracle was believed to have taken place.

Bahucharaji Temple Timings

The Bahucharaji temple timings are from 5:30 AM to 10 PM. In the Temple for Bahuchara Mata, two Aartis are performed in the morning and evening.

Places to visit

  • Tharanga Hills Jain Temple is located at a distance of 120 km from the Temple.
  • Modhera Sun Temple is located at a distance of 15 km from the Temple.
  • Kirti Toran in Vadnagar is located at a distance of 70 km from the Temple.
  • Shankeshwar is located at a distance of 30 km from Becharaji.
  • Rani Ki Waw in Patan was located at a distance of 50 km from Bahuchara Mata temple.

The best time to visit

Devotees from India come here throughout the year, especially on every Purnima – Poonam day, for our Bahucharaji blessings. On Chaitra Poonam, a five-day fair was organized here at Bahucharaji, and around 25 lakh devotees visited the Temple.

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The crowd of devotees at the Temple is constantly increasing, so now Bahucharaji is a good choice for accommodation and food.

There are hospices, hotels, and resorts that accommodate travellers of all budgets. Devotees can visit the Sun Temple in Modhera and the Shankalpur Temple during their visit to Bahucharaji, as it is located within a radius of 15 km.

How to reach

By Train: 

The nearest railway station to Mehsana Junction is located at a distance of 38 km from the Temple.

By Air: 

The nearest airport is the Ahmedabad Airport, located at a distance of 103 km from the Temple.

By Road: 

The Temple is 25 km from Modhera and 35 km from Mehsana.

By Bus: 

Buses are available from many cities in Gujarat.

Other Distances from Becharaji:-

Shankheshwar:30 km

Patan: 49 km

Siddhapur: 77 km

Unjha: 63 km

Gandhinagar: 80 km

Ahmedabad: 90 km

Address and Contact

Bahucharaji Mata Temple Contact Number: 02734286521,02734286421

Address: Bhavnagar, Mansarovar, Becharaji, Gujarat 384210